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LeRoy Guatney
LeRoy Guatney, 80, Haysville, retired Santa Fe Railroad conductor, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph campus in Wichita.
No services will be held as cremation has been effected.
LeRoy was born March 30, 1917 in Neodesha, the son of Edward and Henrietta White Guatney.
Survivors include his wife, Boon Lai, of the home in Haysville; four sons, LeRoy Jr. and Winston, both of Denver, Colo., David of Olympia, Wash., and Tom of Colville, Wash.; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one half-brother, Bill White.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Pedro "Pete" Ybarra
Pedro "Pete" Ybarra, 78, former Santa Fe employee and retired driver for Byler Lumber, longtime Wellington resident, died Friday.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary -- was yesterday, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Mass of the Christian Burial -- was today, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Survivors -- son, Jimmie Ybarra of Wellington; daughter, Mary Stearns of Wellington; brothers, Paul, Joe and Bennie, all of Wellington, Jesse of Udall and Al of Wichita; sisters, Mercedes Cornejo of Shattuck, Okla. and Mary Gomez of North Platte, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Cedar View Good Samaritan Center. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Frank Funeral Home.
[Published February 2, 1998]

Robert L. Ward
CALDWELL -- Robert L. Ward, 77, retired farmer, died Friday.
Services -- were held today, Central Christian Church, Caldwell. Interment -- Caldwell City Cemetery.
Survivors -- wife, Virginia of Caldwell; son, Steve, of Caldwell; daughters, Joyce Ann Fears, of Muldrow, Okla. and Jean Ellen Ward of Wichita; brother, Ralph Ward of Weslaco, Texas; sister, Helen DeBuhr of Ponca City, Okla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials -- Caldwell District No. 1 Hospital or Alzheimer's Association.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell. 
[Published February 2, 1998]

Paul A. Valdois
WINFIELD -- Paul A. Valdois, 87, of Neosho, Mo., former Dexter, Winfield and Wellington resident, died Saturday.
Services -- 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, First Assembly of God Church in Winfield. Interment -- Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.
Survivors -- son, Jerry Valdois of Neosho; daughter, Pauleta Mickley of Lawrence; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- First Assembly of God Church, Winfield.
Visitation -- Until 9 p.m., Monday, Miles Funeral Service, Winfield.
[Published February 2, 1998]

Dr. Keith L. Pacey
Services for Dr. Keith L. Pacey, who died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, were held Monday, Jan. 2, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nel Holmes and the Rev. Randy Abbey officiated.
Musical selections were "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" and "Hymn Of Promise." Nancy Colwell and Dennis Pettigrew sang the duet. Organist was Pam Montenegro.
Ushers were Charles Rankin and Raymond Schalk.
Honorary casketbearers were Bryant Robinson, Forrest Stalcup, Dr. Ward Cole, Melvin Mason, Dean Alley, Edsel King, Dean Miller, Fred Pomeroy and Kenneth Jones.
Casketbearers were Chris Lee, Dr. Vinton Arnett, Wayne Young, Scott Lee, Brad Pacey and Tim Ross. 
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Garnett M. Pope
Garnett M. Pope, 86, homemaker, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 3, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a Wellington resident since 1969, after moving from Corbin.
She was born Feb. 20, 1911 in Alfalfa County, Okla. to John Thomas William and Clio Ann (Sevier) McDannald. She married Arthur A. Pope on Oct. 29, 1926 in Winfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur on Oct. 9, 1975; her son, Raymond; her daughter, Betty Stilwell; five sisters, Dora Liggett, Luella Builta, Peggy Hess, Gladys Pope and Bertha Pearl McDannald; and two brothers, Johnny and Elwin McDannald.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou Brickman of Wellington; her sisters, Della Wyckoff and Alice Crewse, both of Wellington; nine grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Nickel, of Grace Baptist Fellowship, will officiate.
Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday. 
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ray Dean Lemon
Ray Dean Lemon, 67, Geuda Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Hawks Funeral Home in Wellington. The Rev. Phil Wylie will officiate.
Interment will be in the Belle Plaine Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society, contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening until 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1930 in Peru, Iowa, the son of Bert Blaine and Ema Louise Kiple Lemon. He served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict. 
He married Julia Helen Hicks. She died in August 1986.
He worked in Wellington at Wolcott and Lincoln Grain Elevator for many years, until retiring in 1992. He was a life member of the Dan C. Matson V.F.W. Post in Wellington. 
Survivors include his daughter, Brenda K. Weber of Lincoln, Neb.; his mother, Louise Fink of Belle Plaine; three sisters, Hazel Phillips of Wellington, Roberta Moreland and Dora Gardner, both of Belle Plaine; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father; one son, Bert Wayne Lemon; one stepson, Larry Wampler; and two stepdaughters, Teresa Totten and Linda Rowan.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington.

Robert Everett McCann
Robert Everett McCann, 76, Oxford, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at his home in Oxford.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Oliver-Hawks Chapel. The Rev. Danny Ginn will officiate.
Interment will be in the Colonial Gardens Cemetery in Victoria, Texas.
Mr. McCann was born on Aug. 28, 1921 in Hardtner, the son of D.E. and Pauline Gavin McCann. He was graduated from Kansas University.
In 1943, he married Carol Smith in Wichita. She died Feb. 4, 1978.
He was a mechanical engineer in the petroleum industry until his retirement.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 this evening.
Survivors include his son, Keith, and his wife, Nancy McCann of Oxford; three grandsons, Robert, Joshua and Justin McCann, all of Grenola; one granddaughter, Charlotte Morley, of Brewerton, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister, Lucille Molz.
Arrangements are by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford. 

Marion Emil Fredrick Riecker 
Marion Emil Fredrick Riecker, 82, Wellington, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1915 in Capron, Okla., the son of Charles George and Mary Erdman Riecker. He was raised and was graduated from high school in Capron in 1935. 
He hired out to the A.T.&S.F. Railroad as a patrolman, being employed from March 1942 to March 1945. He was the inducted into the Navy, serving 11 months and 16 days. 
He served on the U.S.S. Boise, with Atlantic duty and was honorably discharged on March 7, 1946. He returned to work for the railroad.
He married Winifred Nutter on July 11, 1948 in Canadian, Texas. They moved to Wellington in May 1949 and have lived here since then.
He retired as special agent from the railroad, after 33-plus years of service in September 1976. 
He was a member of the First Christian Church and Dan C. Matson V.F.W. Post in Wellington.
Survivors include his wife, Winifred, of the home in Wellington; two sons, Clayton Riecke, and his wife, Carol, of Edgerton, Mo., and Fredrick Riecker, and his wife, Joyce of Mulvane; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Riecker of Wichita; four sisters, Ethel Stevens, Mary McKinney and LuElla Leatherman, all of Wichita, and Mildred Veatch of Burlington, Okla.; five grandsons and one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, George Riecker.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, at the First Christian Church in Wellington. The Rev. Kendale d. Finley will officiate.
Interment was in the Oxford Cemetery. 
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church. Contributions may be left at the funeral home or church.
Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home, Wellington.

Keith O. Mouser
Keith O. Mouser, 70, of Wellington, died Monday morning, Feb. 9, 1998 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
He was a retired switchman with the Santa Fe Railroad for 40 years. He moved to Wellington from Herington, when he was 12 years old.
Keith was born May 25, 1927 in Herington, to George H. and Gladys (Nelson) Mouser. He married Patsy L. Norrid on Nov. 25, 1960 in Medford, Okla.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Wellington Lodge No. 150 AF&AM. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy, of the home in Wellington; two stepsons, Watie McGlothLin of Augusta and Don McGlothlin of Lawton, Okla.; his daughters, Patricia Phillipps of Wichita, Georgia Turpin of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Sandra Mouser of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers, Kenneth Mouser of Wellington and H. Gordon Mouser of Horse Cave, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren. 
Services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nel Holmes will officiate.
Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and First United Methodist Church. 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Leroy Patterson
Raymond Leroy Patterson, 98, Oxford, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, with Pastor David Lemke, officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery. 
A memorial has been established with the Slate Valley Baptist Church Ramp Fund. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Patterson was born on April 11, 1899 in Ponca City, Okla., the son of Merton Raymond and Mollie Teter Patterson. He married Ruth S. Shadwick on Aug. 28, 1918 in rural Geuda Springs.
They lived in Adamsville, near the Slate Valley Baptist Church for many years, where the farmed. Raymond also operated a mechanic shop there.
They spent the winters in McAllen, Texas for several years. Mrs. Patterson died on Jan. 20, 1982 and he moved into Oxford in 1990.
He was a member of the Slate Valley Baptist Church, past president of the Kansas Wheat Growers Association and a member of the Oxford Masonic Lodge for over 70 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Ramona Wood of Wellington and Margaret Thedford of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Fern Buss of Wellington; four grandchildren, Cassandra Cay Hibbs, Merle Michele Reid and William Winston Wood II, all of Wellington, and Pamela Collins of Oklahoma City; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Nellie Hoover Patterson, and one sister, Fern Marcella Pray.
Arrangements are by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home, Oxford.

Henrietta C. Hilger
ARGONIA -- Henrietta C. Hilger, 71, homemaker, died Sunday.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary -- 7:30 p.m., Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs. Mass of the Christian Burial -- 10 a.m., Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment -- Danville Cemetery, Danville.
Survivors -- sons, Gary J. Hilger of Milton, Duane J. Hilger and Clyde A. Hilger, both of Norwich, and Kevin L. Hilger of Argonia; daughters, Susan M. Main of Argonia, Armella R. Ayres of Norwich and Donna M. Ast of Conway Springs; brothers, Tony Leis of Wichita, Cecil Leis of Derby, Victor Leis and Marcus Leis, both of Rose Hill, Bob Leis of Cedar Vale and John Leis of Conway Springs; sisters, Betty Gehlen of Moran, Lola Small of Navarre, Fla., Joyce Magnussen of Mulvane and Nettie Roeder of Wichita; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.
[Published 2/9/1998]

Charlie M. Jelinek
BLUFF CITY -- Charlie M. Jelinek, 80, of Bluff City, farmer/stockman, died Sunday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Wednesday, Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Anthony. Interment -- Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bluff City.
Survivors -- wife, Laverne of Bluff City; son, Marvin Jelinek of Mulvane; daughter, Charlene Giesen of Godalming, England; brothers, Stanley Jelinek and Joe Jelinek, both of Bluff City; sisters, Fay Misak of Bluff City, Pauline Roth of Derby and Evelyn Nagy of Hammond, Ind.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Hospice, Inc.
Elliott Mortuary, Anthony.
[Published 2/9/1998]

Dr. Louise A. Neal
CALDWELL -- Dr. Louise A. Neal, 91, of Estes Park, Colo., former Caldwell resident, professor of elementary science at the University of Northern Colorado and specialist in childhood education, died Friday.
Services -- 2 p.m., Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell. Interment -- Corzine Cemetery, Caldwell.
Survivors -- brother, Lester R. Neal of Arkansas City; and sisters, Florence C. Zogleman of Norwich, Jessie H. Whitaker of Topeka and Ruby R. Gandrud of Glenwood, Minn.
Memorial -- First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, in lieu of flowers.
Elliott-Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.
[Published 2/9/1998]

Martha "Florence" Davis
Martha "Florence" Davis, 87, retired owner of Davis Electric Co., died Tuesday morning, Feb. 10, 1998, at the Medicalodge East in Coffeyville. She had been a lifelong Wellington resident.
Florence was born April 5, 1910 in Anson, to John and Della (Pitman) McCort. She married Rector Davis on Aug. 16, 1927 in Wellington.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge and American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rector, on March 16, 1977; an infant daughter; one son, Donald Davis; four brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include her two daughters, Geraldine Cantrell and her husband, George, of Coffeyville, and Shirley Hulse and her husband, Donald, of Ames, Iowa; two brothers, Leonard McCort of Albany, Ga. and Gale McCort of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Doris Parks of Derby and Mildred Hainsworth of Wellington; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Sallie Shore, of the First Christian Church, will officiate.
Interment will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 this evening; and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Marie Pennington
Minnie Marie Pennington, 99, homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998 at Cedar View Good Samaritan Center. She had been a Wellington resident since 1950, after moving from Amarillo, Texas.
She was born April 19, 1898 in Dryer County, Tenn.
Minnie was a member of Friendly Second Baptist Church, WCTU and was involved in many church activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, William Auston and Andrew Pennington; and one son,
Survivors include her daughter, Georgia Bishop Fox and her husband, Wendell, of Amarillo; her beloved friends, Priscella Carr of Wellington; two grandsons, Wendell Fox and Mark E. Fox Sr.; one stepgranddaughter, Cynthia Borden; one stepgrandson, Phineas Riddley; two great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Frank Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Bruce, of Friendly Second Baptist Church, will officiate.
Interment will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 this evening.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fred A. Gibson
SOUTH HAVEN -- Fred Austin Gibson, 78, South Haven, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the North Summit Street church of Christ in Arkansas City. Mr. Wayne Robbins will officiate.
Interment will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Arkansas City.
A memorial has been established with the Church of Christ. Contributions may be left at the funeral home or church.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Fred was born on July 16, 1919 in Grant County, Okla., the son of Thomas Walter and Anna Barbara (Centrgraf) Gibson. The family moved to the South Haven area in 1932 and he was graduated from the South Haven High School. 
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Gertrude Imogene Sharpsteen on Feb. 29, 1948 at the Sharpsteen's family home in Ashton. They lived and farmed in South Haven since then.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Tom Schwinn American Legion Post No. 90 in Wellington and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene, of the home in South Haven; one son, Fred, of Arkansas City; two daughters, Debbie Pierce of Oklahoma City and Marilyn May of South Haven; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Frank Walter Gibson; two brothers, Gilbert Gibson and Alfred Gibson; two sisters, Eileen Thorpe and Wilma Lambdin; and a grandson, Billy Lee Lavender.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home, Arkansas City.

Hollis Joel McCoy
Hollis Joel McCoy, 85, Arkansas City, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 16, at the Presbyterian Manor Chapel in Arkansas City. Pastor Buddy Cook officiated.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka.
There will be no visitation as cremation has been effected.
Hollis was born on Aug. 12, 1912 in Eskridge, the son of Francis Lincoln and Mary Lee Berry McCoy. He was graduated from the Eskridge High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Myrtle Viola Hanson on Oct. 30, 1948 in Topeka. 
He was graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in journalism. For many years, he worked as an industrial therapist at the Memminger Foundation in Topeka and later at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka for 20 years until he retired in 1971.
They then moved to Conway Springs, later on to Wellington and then to Arkansas City in 1996.
While in Wellington, he attended the First United Methodist Church and in Arkansas city, the First Presbyterian Church. He was a long time member of Rotary International in Topeka, Wellington and Arkansas City. He was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Wellington club.
Survivors include his wife, of the home in Arkansas City; two sons, Robert K. McCoy of Derby and Robert Lewis Pullan of Kimberling City, Mo.; one daughter, Mary Kim McCoy Slauson of Lowell, Ark.; one sister, Dessie Mae Freeman of Arkansas City; and seven grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clyde McCoy.
Arrangements by Hawks Funeral Home, Arkansas City.

Carol J. Higgins
Carol J. Higgins, 75, died Feb. 10, 1998, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kan. She was a long time Wellington resident.
Carol was born Nov. 30, 1922 in Little River, Kan., to Oliver and Bess Thomas. She married James R. Higgins on Aug. 4, 1940 in Winfield, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James, on Feb. 8, 1975; two sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include her son, James R. Higgins, and his wife, Tanya, of Wellington; daughter, Diana Miller of Chicago, Ill.; brother, James Thomas, and his wife, Pat, of Wellington; granddaughters, Jennifer Higgins and Jennoa Higgins, of Wellington; Heather Miller, of Chicago, Ill.; grandsons, Keith Bain and his wife, Heather, of Colorado; Jaron Higgins, of Wellington; great-grandson, Troy Miller of Chicago, Ill.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Pastor Charles Taft officiated.
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with SRMC-Home Health.

William Geddes "Kit" Carson Jr. V
William Geddes "Kit" Carson Jr. V, 34 years old, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at his home near Oxford.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, west of Winfield. The Rev. Curtis Fike will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening until 8 and from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow.
A trust fund has been established for Cody and KaCee Carson through the First National Bank of Oxford. Contributions may be left at the bank or the funeral home. 
"Kit" was born on Feb. 14, 1964 in Winfield, the son of William Geddes and Diann Gann Carson Jr. He was graduated from the Oxford High School in 1981. 
He married Sherry Rakestraw on March 3, 1984 in Winfield.
He was the owner and operator of Kit Carson Trucking since 1984.
Survivors include his son, Cody Carson, and his daughter, KaCee Carson, both of Oxford; his parents, Bill and Diann Carson of Oxford; one brother, Lawrence Carson of Wichita; and grandparents, Lawrence and Jean Gann of Winfield and William and Lola Carson Sr. of Oxford; and his former wife, Sherry.
Arrangements are by Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home.

Doris Ellen Metz Gwin
Doris Ellen Metz Gwin, 63, Wellington, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis campus in Wichita.
Doris was born on Nov. 5, 1934 in Missouri. Shd had worked at Riverview Manor in Oxford and Cedar View Good Samaritan Center in Wellington. She married Lowell "Bud" Gwin on Oct. 28, 1997 in Mulvane.
Survivors include her husband, Bud, of the home; two sons, C.B. and Maron Metz of Oxford; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and first husband, Winsor Wayne "Johnny" Metz on Aug. 5, 1994. 
No services are planned as cremation has been effected.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Ernest "Ernie" Ray Boyer
AMARILLO, Texas -- Ernest "Ernie" Ray Boyer, 87, Amarillo, former Wellington resident, retired Santa Fe worker, died Monday.
Services -- 10 a.m., Thursday, Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel, Amarillo. Burial -- Llano Cemetery, Amarillo.
Survivors -- daughters, Donna Frazier of Los Gatos, Calif. and Jan Rogers of Friona, Texas; son, Gene Boyer of Lake Tanglewood, Texas; brothers, David Boyer of Orlando, Fla. and Gilbert Boyer of Barnard, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial -- Baptist St. Anthony's Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79176.
Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel, Amarillo.
[Published Feb. 18, 1998]

Orville D. Musson
Orville D. Musson, 62, of Arkansas City, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Orville was born on June 28, 1935 in Arkansas City, the son of Arthur Bradley and Ruby Quintella Marsh Musson. He was raised and attended schools in Arkansas City. 
He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956 as a paratrooper.
He lived in Wellington where he worked at Mobil Villa and Edgetown Homes for several years until moving to Wichita. He was the co-founder, owner and operator of R and D Camperland in Wichita. 
He sold his interest in the business and returned to Arkansas City in 1990 where he owned and operated the Drifters Saloon for three years until he retired. Since retirement he has enjoyed his horses and Harley Davidson.
Survivors include two sons, Brad of Wichita and Russell of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother Ruby Musson of Arkansas City; two brothers Wesley Lee Musson of Wellington and Billy Don Musson of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one sister Elaine Schwartz of Arkansas City. 
He is preceded in death by his father and one brother, Homer Wade Musson.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Riverview Cemetery with Mr. Jesse Kindred officiating.
A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home today until 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Arrangements are by Hawks Funeral Home.

Thelma Louise Hinshaw
Thelma Louise Hinshaw, 78, Wellingotn, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellington.
She was born on July 18, 1919 in Kingman, the daughter of Irvin and Malde Gertrude Craig Bybee. She married Vayne A. "T-Bone" Hinshaw on Jan. 24, 1943 in Hutchinson. He died on Oct. 14, 1989.
She worked at the Hatcher Hospital in Wellington from 1942 until 1945, when she went to St. Lukes Hospital. She later became the county health nurse for over 25 years, through the Sumner County Health Department until she retired in 1981. 
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, volunteered much time to the Thrift Store and was a member of the Sew-n-Sew Club.
Survivors include her son, Richard, and Cheryl Hinshaw of Wellington; her daughter, Dee Anne Hill of Wichita; four grandchildren, Kristin and Jeff Knoll of Wichita, Chad and Lisa Stearns of Wichita, Julie Hinshaw and Greg Hinshaw, both of Wellington; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor Knoll, Konner Knoll and Kalie Stearns. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and four brothers, Cecil Bybee, Paul Bybee, Gene Bybee and Wilbur Bybee.
A memorial has been established with the Sumner County Health Department. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Larry Stewart officiating. Julie Troutman was the organist with special selections being "Ava Maria," "In The Garden" and "Peg O' My Heart."
Casketbearers were Buzz Hatcher, Tom Bertrand, Rod Conwell, Ward Goodison, Jim Bauersfeld and Kenton Rainey.
Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home.

Duane Roscoe "Dewey" Snider 
Duane Roscoe "Dewey" Snider, 75, owner of C.T.W. Machine Co. in Argonia, died Saturday morning, Feb. 21, 1998, at his home. He had lived in Agonia since 1966, when he moved from Mayfield, where he had lived 18 years.
He was born July 24, 1922 in Wellington to Roscoe and Katharine (Dorrell) Snider. He married W. Arlene Kohler on Aug. 16, 1942 in Wellington.
Dewey was a graduate of Wellington High School, with the Class of 1942. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II, was a member of the Argonia V.F.W., Kansas Trap Shooters Association, Masonic Lodge in Harper, Provost Guard Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, Midian Temple and Argonia Gun Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlene, on July 28, 1990; one brother and one sister. 
Survivors include his daughters, Tess Biles and her husband, Larry, of Argonia, and Marcia Snider of Wellington; two grandchildren, Kent Biles and his wife, Pam, and Christy Yutzy; and six great-grandchildren, Chase and Brooke Biles, Mary and Keifer Yutzy and Jacob and Josh Sanders.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Frank Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Smith, with the Argonia United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Interment will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Argonia E.M.S. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 this evening.
Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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